I have good news for you, and then some bad news. The good news is that medications and treatments for CF are showing amazing promise! A child born with CF today has a predicted lifespan similar to their peers without CF. However, the bad news is that this treatment does not come without a price tag. Some of these medications can cost as much as (or more than) $300,000 a year!! The pharmaceutical companies have some assistance programs in place, and health insurance picks up even more of the cost, but our friends with CF are still left with staggering prescription costs. CFA is honored to step in and help, but this is where YOU come in!
Please raise your hand if you would like to help our friends with cystic fibrosis to breathe easier.
Helping our friends is simpler than ever! We have so many ways to help, and some can be done without even having to leave home!
Ready? Let’s dive in!
Do you love to shop? I know that I purchase at least one item from Amazon.com a week. Did you know that Amazon has partnered with nonprofits like ours? When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Cystic Fibrosis Association Of North Dakota. Bookmark the link and support us every time you shop. Every quarter we receive payment from Amazon and it adds up quickly!
Like jewelry? Bravelets.com has a wide selection of inspirational jewlery. The best part is that $10 of every item is donated to charity. Shop using this link and CFA will receive this donation! It is a win-win, really. You know that our friends with CF are so brave, and we receive funding to help them continue to fight!
Become a CFA Champion! We are looking for a group of dedicated champions, who commit to giving $10 or more on a monthly basis to help offset prescription medication costs for our friends with CF. The donation process is easy, and if you sign up for an account, you can easily track your giving over time, and you can pause or suspend your monthly commitment easily. Will you be a Champion for CFA? Click here to get started.
Have fun while helping CFA: We have several events coming up this fall, in both Bismarck and Fargo. I invite you to join in the fun, and help CFA at the same time! Registration is now open for the Sonia Balliet-Heidenreich Memorial 5K Run/Walk in Fargo on October 3. Registration is open for the Turkey Trot 5K/10K on Thanksgiving Day in Bismarck, and tickets will go on sale in October for the Holiday Homes of Hope Tour in the Rose Creek Neighborhood in Fargo, scheduled for November 14 and 15.
Volunteer: We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Join our volunteer database and I will be sure to contact you and get you involved exactly where we need you!
The future is bright for our friends with cystic fibrosis, and YOU are making it brighter every day! Thank you!!